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  • Short Summary

    Lovely footage of people having fun on rides at a White City fairground.

  • Description

    Soundtrack currently missing.

    Titles read: 'Fairground Frolics!'

    White City, London.

    Several shots of fairground rides. View of and from the Big Wheel or Ferris Wheel. Two girls have fun in a sort of swinging cage ride. Girls on small racing cars (looks like good fun!). People in dodgem boats in a water tank; one shot speeded up, with money collector standing in the water.

    Then several shots of acrobats in white costume (men and women) hanging by their teeth from ropes and swinging on trapezes. A large crowd watches.

    Great shots of a couple on a ride where they stand up, arms round one another and glide along on a conveyor belt. Low angle shot of two women jigging about on a kind of cakewalk ride. Funny shot of a woman who has fallen over lying down and laughing as the conveyor belt carries her along. Great shots of people on another ride, coming towards camera as they sit on mats coming along a covered slide that goes up and down over humps (this one looks great!).

    M/S of six girls in a roller coaster car, with a Pathe cameraman (camera on tripod) starting off on this ride. Point of view shots as we reach the top of the climb, and come down the other side into tank of water (no splash! We must be too high up). M/S of the car coming round the side of the ride - what an intrepid cameraman! (He seems to have replaced his trilby with a rubber hat en route!)

    Note: really lovely footage of fairground and people having fun.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3199.05
    Media URN:
    57904
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1934
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:40:00 / 01:12:48:00
    Canister:
    PT 215

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